Hedy Lamarr Quotes

Why should I know Hedy Lamarr?

Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. Known under her stage name Hedy Lamarr she starred in movies like Lady of the Tropics, The Strange Woman and Samson and Delilah.

Apart from being a successful leading lady in Classic Hollywood, Lamar and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes. This technology is now incorporated in Bluetooth and legacy versions of Wi-Fi.

Born November 09, 1914
Died January 19, 2000

Books by Hedy Lamarr


Best 28 Quotes by Hedy Lamarr

“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

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“Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.”

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“Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It's OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.”

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“Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.”

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“Hope & curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. The unknown was always so attractive to me... and still is.”

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“I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.”

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“I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.”

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“I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.”

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“I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they'll run the other way.”

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“I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.”

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“It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.”

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“Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.”

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“Men are fine, love is fine, it's marriage I'm a little disappointed in.”

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“Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don't have time to teach him.”

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“My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.”

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“The world isn't getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more... The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything - time to work, time to play, time to rest.”

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"Ecstasy and Me" Quotes

“All creative people want to do the unexpected.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“I win because I learned years ago that scared money always loses. I never care, so I win.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.”

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Ecstasy and Me

Products by Hedy Lamarr

“If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“Sophia Loren would be a glamour girl even if she were in rags selling fish. She has the look, the movement and the intellect.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.”

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Ecstasy and Me

“To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.”

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Ecstasy and Me

"Suggesting her epitaph" Quotes

“This is too deep for me.”

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Suggesting her epitaph